Tracy McGrady Doesn’t Intend To Play In China

Tracy McGrady officially announced his retirement from the NBA a month ago, but left the door open to return to the league in which he played last season: The Chinese Basketball Association. As recently as last week, we heard that T-Mac was contemplating playing one more year in China, telling the Sun Herald, "I have a lot of fans over there, so we'll see."

Now though, as rumors swirl about McGrady discussing a potential salary for 2013/14 with Chinese clubs, McGrady took to Weibo himself to announce that he currently doesn't have any plans to play in the CBA (hat tip to

"I want to let my fans know the Chinese media is making false statement about how much money I asked for to play in the CBA," McGrady wrote in a statement. "That's not the truth 'cause I have no intention on playing basketball in the NBA or the CBA. I'll keep you all posted on new updates, thanks!"

In 29 CBA games last season, McGrady averaged 25.0 PPG and 7.2 RPG for the Qingdao Double Star Eagles, so he still seems to have plenty left in the tank. And just because he has indicated now that he doesn't intend to return overseas, that doesn't mean anything is set in stone. For now though, it seems the former ninth overall pick is content with retirement.

Yesterday, we heard that another former NBA All-Star, Gilbert Arenas, does plan to return to China for the coming season.


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